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Royals' Rick Ankiel Expected Back From Injury This Week

Last we heard, the story was that Rick Ankiel would return to AAA this week. Ankiel had some sort of complications in his injury rehab assignment and the Royals brought him back to Kansas City for further tests.

According to Royals GM Dayton Moore, Ankiel is expected to play this week.

"Hopefully we can get him in a game in the middle of this week," Moore said. "He is feeling better, but if he can't go and has another setback, we'll probably get him back into Kansas City and re-evaluated."

So if Ankiel doesn't appear in a game this week, then we'll know something's up.